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Conservation and Ecotoxicology of Soil and Water(2.0 credits)

Division at courseMaster's Course
Course Type:
Class Format:Lecture
Department Name : Civil and Environmental Engineering Civil and Environmental Engineering Graduate
Starts 1 : 1 Spring Semester 1 Spring Semester
Lecturer : Arata KATAYAMA Professor 

•Course Purpose
The class aims to understand the basics on the remediation of contaminated soil and water through the lecture on the outbreak of pollution, environmental standards, exposure to the organisms, toxicity and environmental fates of pollutants, effect on the ecosystem, remediation technologies of soil and water, and waste treatment technologies. A lecture-style class.

Individual students are requested to be able to (1) understand and explain the behavior of chemicals in the soil and groundwater pollution (sorption, migration, metabolism and degradation) and (2) to understand the toxicity and fate of chemicals in the organisms and in the environment and to explain the effects of chemicals.

•Prerequisite Subjects
Environmental geotechnology, microbiology, chemistry, sanitary engineering, toxicology, mathematics, soil science, hydrology

•Course Topics
The lecture is carried out on the basics on environmental standards, properties and toxicity of chemicals causing pollution in soil and water, interaction (exposure, metabolism and degradation) of chemicals with organisms (mammals, plants, microorganisms), fate of chemicals in the environment, effect on the ecosystem, prediction of behavior of pollutants and remediation technologies of contaminated soil and water.
The students will be given assignments and requested to solve and submit them as reports. The students themselves are expected to find the appropriate references and to obtain the comprehensive understanding the issues.

Handouts in relation to the topics will be distributed.

•Additional Reading
Vaccari DA, Strom PF, Alleman JE, "Environemtal Biology for Engineers and Scientists" John Wiley & Sons, Inc. Hoboken, New Jersey, USA (2006)
Moriarty F, "Ecotoxicology (2nd ed.)" Academic Press, London (1988)
Connell DW, Miller GJ "Chemistry and ecotoxicology of pollution" John Wiley & Sons, Inc. New York, USA (1984)
Alvarez PJJ, Illman WA "Bioremediation and Natural Attenuation" John Wiley & Sons, Inc. Hoboken, New Jersey, USA (2006)

•Grade Assessment
Homework is given to the students every week. The evaluation is carried out based on the weekly reports submitted. Higher than 60 points in 100 as full mark is passed.
The grade evaluation is carried out based on the accuracy in the answers to the assignments by finding the appropriate references.

Because of multidisciplinary field, there is no textbook that covers all the issues in this class. The students are encouraged to reach the understanding of the relations among the issues lectured.

This class will start from 7th May 2020. The class on 23rd and 30th April 2020 will not be carried out for preventing us from the infection by COVID-19. Students, wishing to take this class, should send an email to Prof. Katayama , as well as the registration in the department.

Email address of Prof. Katayama
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•Contacting Faculty
After the class
individual appointment (appointed time/date by phone/email)


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